Pinnacle 9 Tours

The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa,
for he has so much to look forward to.

Go explore Southern Africa with Pinnacle 9 Tours – the preferred Tour Operator of Invader Trailers, independently managed by Johan Fourie, proud Invader Owner.

The self-drive tours generally have a maximum of 8 vehicles and are offered on 3 comfort levels:

Soft Tours

On these tours we drive most of the time on tar roads, you can do the tour with a regular sedan vehicle or soft SUV, the places we camp all have good ablution facilities with hot water, all have restaurants, we have Wi-Fi at all the camps and we are always near a town to refill our supplements.

Medium Tours

This is a mix between Soft and Hard Tours.

Hard Tours

Hard tours are for the 4×4 enthusiasts, we drive 90% of the time gravel roads, thick sand roads where you need good ground clearance, you have to be self-sufficient for at least 5 days with regards to own water, solar power, toilet, freezing facilities etc. The places we visit do not have Wi-Fi, cell phone reception and there are no restaurants.

NOTE: Pinnacle 9 can compile a tour to your own needs. For example: if you prefer to have dinner at a restaurant the night before departing to the next venue as well as breakfast before departure (then you don’t have the burden of washing dishes the evening or the next morning which makes packing up the next morning before we depart a breeze)

They can book chalet accommodation, where possible, for an additional cost if you prefer not to camp.

Pinnacle 9 does not have a “one size fits all” approach and can customize your tour according to your personal preferences and budget.


Please take note that we only do 4 tours per year, we like to keep our tours exclusive with attention to detail and our valued and returning clients cherish our approach.

Remaining tours for 2023:

Kaokoland/Damaraland Tour – 4 till 17 August 2023.

Kgalagadi & Mabuasehube – 17 till 28 November 2023.

Current tours for 2024:

Angola – 7 till 18 April 2024.

Northern Zimbabwe (Mana Pools NP, Hwange NP, Zambezi NP, Matusadona NP) – 6 till 19 July 2024.

Tours are independently operated and managed by Pinnacle 9 Tours.

What guests have had to say about their experience

  • It was an awesome tour Johan & Annette! We enjoyed every adventure! Good food, made great new friends and saw unbelievable places!! Thank you for making it possible.

    Rita Bothma, Hoedspruit
  • Beste Johan en Annette. Ons kan nie genoeg dankie sê vir die voorreg wat jul ons bied om saam met jul te toer nie. Die respek en vertoue wat jul by ons gekweek het sal altyd kosbaar bly. Hiermee ons toer oorsig: Moremi – Chobe Toer Pinnacle 9 Tours het weereens bo alle verwagting ‘n uitstekende- en goed georganiseerde toer aangebied gedurende Oktober 2022. Johan en Anette se alom teenwoordigheid met raad en hulp is merkwaardig. Hul kommunikasie met ons as toergangers was stiptelik, absoluut volledig en geloofwaardig. Die liefde wat hul uitstraal na hul toergangers wek net vertroue in hulle as leiers. Persoonlik was die toer die mees opvoedkundige toer of kamp ervaring wat ons nog beleef het. Die uitdagings tussen jou en jou voertuig- sleepwa met die pad toestande was en is die hoogtepunt van ons toer. Tweedens, die belangrikheid van korrekte logistieke beplanning vir voedsel, water en brandstof in vêr afgeleë plekke is noodsaaklik. In beide hierdie uitdagings moet melding gemaak word van Johan en Anette se absolute volledige en korrekte reisplan Brosjure. Laastens maar nie die minste nie, die groep mense wat ons ontmoet het met uiteenlooflike lewens ervaring, het goeie vriendskappe gesmee. Ons sal aanhou om Pinnacle 9 Tours te bemark en aan te beveel. Mag Pinnacle 9 Tours net van krag tot krag gaan

    Danie en Hestie Rossouw, second tour with Pinnacle9 Tours
  • Die toer was goed georganiseer en ons het geweldig baie geleer in ‘n kort tyd. Baie dankie vir julle hulp, vriendelikheid, gasvreiheid, raad en gerustellings(wanneer Issebel gepanic het). Ons persoonlike hoogtepunte is beslis die vriendskappe was ons gesmee het, die hulp en vriendelikheid van die groep. Die oorwinning oor die sandpaaie staan ook uit want ons het nie geding ons sal dit maak nie. Die laaste aand by Chobe was uitsonderlik, die bootrit, die ete en prysuitdeling was uitsonderlik en iets besonders. Danie Johan en Annette, ons sal graag weer saam met julle toer.

    Marius, Anneke & Issebel Heunis
  • Johan and Annette were very helpful with all matters before and during the tour and they went out of their way to assist us. It was well organized and it was a privilege and pleasure to be part of the Moremi Chobe tour. The off road sand conditions were much more challenging than expected and we really learned a lot off road and sand driving skills and we are now much the wiser for this. We will definitely recommend Pinnacle 9 tours and we will definitely join them on their other tours, it was a bucket list adventure we can now tick. Personal highlights were the Sundowner cruise on the Chobe, meeting and talking to likeminded people that share a common love for camping, this was an exceptional group of people with a diverse skill base and willing to help anyone who needed help. Thank you Johan and Annette for an exceptional experience.

    Ray & Zelda Neale
  • Johan en Annette het ons geleer om vir Botswana en Namibië lief te raak, hulle het ons geleer hoe om te toer, hoe om die natuur en die stilte te waardeer en ons het al 3 toere saam met Pinnacle 9 Toere gedoen en elkeen was ongelooflik goed beplan. Doen jouself ‘n guns, en kom toer saam eendag

    Braam & Tania Botes, Klerksdorp
  • Ek beveel Pinnacle 9 aan vir enige iemand, baie goed beplande toere!! Sien die mooiste plekke teen sakpas prys.

    Danie & Marcel de Kock, Klerksdorp
  • Dis het al 4 toere saam met Johan en Annette gedoen, Suide van Namibië, Chobe, Sentraal Kalahari/Mabua, Kavango/Vic Falls, Ongelooflike lekker toere saam met die Fouries. Kamp by baie lekker plekke en ñ wonderlike ervaring saam met Pinacle 9 Toere!!

    Deon & Liezel Cronje, Klerksdorp
  • Pinnacle 9 Tours, namely Johan and Annette Fourie, is the Company to use for the tours they are involved in. EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL and Likeable and will have no hesitation in using them again. Keep up the Good work and the attention to detail.

    Willy & Bonnie Bright, Johannesburg
  • We wanted to do this tour so that we could see where we would go on our own in the future. The tour met all our expectations, the itinerary was perfect and we would go back to all the camp except maybe Linyanti. It was a great mix of people on tour which made a great atmosphere. Personal highlights were Savuti and it’s magical variation of land, from grasslands to trees to Baobabs to waterholes. Fishing on the Chobe was a dream ticked off and crossing the Khwai will never be forgotten. Definitely will go back. Congratulations Johan and Annette for yet another amazing and well organized tour.

    Dave & Gillian Elston, third tour with Pinnacle 9 Tours
  • Awesome toer groep! Fantasties georganiseer! Besoek awesome plekke met fantastiese besienswaardighede. Kampplekke is uitstekend gelee. Beveel die groep sterk aan! 'n Moet om te ervaar! Well planned! Greatest places that we visited! Scenery was excellent! What a pleasure to was part of the tour! Will recommend it for any nature lovers! Keep on with your good work!

    Paul en Marlieta Bruwer, Upington
  • Just returned from our trip to Botswana and Namibia, albeit 3 days earlier due to lockdown in SA. Despite us not being able to finish our trip we thorougly enjoyed it. Johan and Anette are perfect hosts, professional and very competent tour leaders and left no stone unturned to make our trip one that we will always have wonderful and fond memories of. We saw amazing sites, made good friends and had lots of fun and laughter. Thanks to all in our group. Here's days we will always remember and friends we will never forget!

    Gerry & Caroneen Few, Hartbeespoort Dam
  • A most amazing trip, it was such a pleasant time and everybody were always on time. We were a bit worried as we never did a trip with so many people but now we can say we enjoyed every minute. A trip to remember and to do again. Thanks a million Johan and Annette for your top organisation, your patience with us and all the time we spend together. Personal highlights were the sand roads, its was very challenging but great fun and the campsites were very well chosen. You two, the fun we had with stories and jokes, the ambiance and the excellent food we got from John. Thanks for everything.

    Andy (MacGyver) and Gaby Fetz
  • Just returned from our very first camping trip to Botswana and Namibia. Thank you, Johan and Annette, for giving us an unforgettable experience, I know that the entire tour group had a fantastic time thanks to your planning. We can’t wait to do another tour with you.

    Dave & Gillian Elston, Durban

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    Images from previous trips